Thousands of Inmates to Gain Access to Jesus Through ‘The Chosen’

Scene from “The Chosen” (Charisma News archives)

The nation’s largest Christian prison ministry is bringing the widely popular series “The Chosen” to more than 300 prisons in the United States.

Prison Fellowship is partnering with the Come and See Foundation to stream the multi-season TV show about the life and ministry of Jesus to inmates, free of charge.

“This life-changing television series that has become a phenomenon around the world will soon be available to tens of thousands of incarcerated men and women on the Prison Fellowship Floodlight platform, thanks to the Come and See Foundation,” said James Ackerman, president and CEO of Prison Fellowship.

“We are more than thrilled to make this high-quality, gospel-focused production available to those in prison. Our prayer is that it will impact more lives as it already has more than 110 million people around the globe who have viewed the series,” he added.

Floodlight, a closed-circuit video streaming service, was created and developed by Prison Fellowship in 2020 to provide faith-based content to inmates during the COVID pandemic. The Come and See Foundation and Prison Fellowship are using the technology to allow prisons to stream or order a DVD copy of “The Chosen” free of charge.

As CBN News has reported, “The Chosen” is the largest crowd-funded media project in history and is a global phenomenon. It is set against the backdrop of Jewish oppression in first-century Israel. The seven-season show shares an authentic and intimate look at Jesus’ revolutionary life and teachings.

The series about the life of Jesus and his disciples took the faith-based film industry by storm in 2017 and the highly-anticipated fourth season began production last month at the series’ home in Midlothian, Texas.

“The Chosen” recently partnered with Come and See Production to translate the series into 600 languages, Movieguide reports.

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